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  1. Tishimself

    Tishimself Banned

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    Take a look at the boat in the pic I have included.....you can see the light on the far left of the transom. How many of you guys have these?? Are they considered "gimmicky?" I kinda like the idea, as long as they don't turn all kinds of colors....who makes them and how much do they cost? How much is the total install gonna run me?


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  2. Outdrive1

    Outdrive1 Well-Known Member

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    I put in a drain plug led from RunningHotRacing on the boards. I like it, it could be brighter though. He's making them with more LEDs now.
     
  3. McRib

    McRib aka HWlaser23, "B" team member

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    I have ocean LED a3's on my boat. A lil spendy but i like them. They have ones that go in your drain plug also. There are many mfgs google search and choose. I like night boating and my lights are pretty bad ass in copper canyon at 9 pm.
     
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    Yours are really bright. I like them a lot.
     
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    I forget who makes mine, but we installed these last season and think they're great. Due to weather and temperature, we just don't get to use them much.

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    i dont understand the point of underwater lighting... plus isnt it illegal to run with them on?
     
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    plaster dave Face down A$$ up

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    Do you boat at night? As far as I know white is legal.
     
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    ive done parker at night. damn water level dropped a foot and i couldnt get the boat back on the trailer. i dont think lights would have helped. :grumble:

    im pretty sure u can only have the front red green and a white at the rear. nothing else.

    i think its more of a "use these lights and only these lights in the designated positions so others can tell your direction/state" kinda thing. also i believe its a federal law more than a state thing. wheres boatcop?
     
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  10. Tommy Gun Images

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    Basically they look cool sitting at the bar... I like em ;)
     
  11. Advantage 1

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    I was pulled over in Parker during a dusk booze cruise... had my bow decorated with these string lights... no citation, but had to remove before the LEO let me go. They were a distraction.
     

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    TPC Wrenching Dad

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    Catalina Island at 10 PM underwater lights out.
     
  13. McRib

    McRib aka HWlaser23, "B" team member

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    They are only illegal while underway. Moored or beached not illegal at all. Mine attract fish at night. Its pretty cool.
     
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    not while running
     
  17. Tishimself

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    OK, so one set of answers, answers the next question. I was going to ask whether you wired them into your running lights, or gave them an individual switch...I will wire them separately from the running lights...I am thinking blue lights also...just the two bars...mostly for night running and for swimming off the back of the boat...
     
  18. McRib

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    I wired mine into my interior lights switch. i dont run with my interior lights on cause it messes with my night vision.
     
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    That makes sense...
     
  20. McRib

    McRib aka HWlaser23, "B" team member

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    Do not wire to running lights because then you cant run at night. Individual switch or interior lights is ur best bet. Gotta keep it isolated from the running lights
     
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    I have a pair of the abyss leds on my boat to attract the squid in parker at nite
     
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    You must have a deck boat and park at Foxes at night......:rolleyes:boobeyes:
     
  23. WET-N-WILD LIGHTNING

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    I think they look bad ass at night. I wanna get 2 of the Shadow-Caster SCM-10 , but just can't bring my self to drop that much cash for them.
     

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